Reagan Country

Smile, Mr. President. It really was stunning. It was supposed to happen, we saw it happening, it happened. Well, Coleridge said that anticipation is more potent than surprise. Even the overwhelming landslide came as no shock, though it may unnerve a country accustomed to contentious opinions to face evidence of such astounding unanimity. We ought to know, then, what this long-anticipated re-election means, what it says about America. Do we know? Mondale supporters suggest that we have become a nation of hedonists and Mammon worshipers. Reaganites, that we want a muscular America and Government off our backs. Does anyone here regard...

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